Faculty Criticize Teaching Guidelines
BY JIM NICKS
Some faculty members say the Board of
Governor’s draft plan to make the UNC
system’s 16 schools more accountable to
the state legislature is too much too fast,
and they say the plan should be revised so
that undergraduate teaching is evaluated
on quality, not quantity.
But system administrators who will con
sider the guidelines at a meeting Thursday
said they would make revisions to take
criticism into account.
The criticism refers to draft guidelines
issued by the BOG in February that would
measure the quality ofadmissions, instruc
tion and student development for all schools
in the UNC system. The General Assem
bly passed legislation last year calling for
■ The reconstruction of
Finley Golf Course has been
in the works since 1991, but
there is no timetable for its
BY JACK CHANEY
If you build it, they will come.
That seems to be the motivation behind
the decision to renovate UNC’s Finley
Golf Course. Starting in late spring, Finley
will see the most dramatic face-lift in its 47-
The renovation project has been in the
works since early 1991 ,but Finleyhas long
since needed this type of upgrade. Built in
1949 by A.E. Finley, the course has tradi
tionally been considered one of the most
beautiftil courses in the southeastern United
But as the course aged, newer, nicer
courses began to develop in the area. In the
fall of 1990, the Governors Club, a course
designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus,
opened its doors to the Chapel Hill com
munity. Since that time, the Governors
Club has hosted many of the area’s large
tournaments and events, includingthe A.E.
Finley Executive Cup Golf Tournament.
“The time for this project is now, ” Finley
Golf Course Superintendent Ross Fowler
said. “The technology that is available to
day is much, much better than the technol
ogy that was used when this course was
“We’re in a position right now where
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Serial Killer Plea Bargains,
Receives 14-Year Sentence
■ Sean Patrick Goble had
pleaded not guilty to first
degree murder in March.
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Confessed interstate serial killer Sean
Patrick Goble, who admitted to strangling
Sherry Tew Mansur last year, pleaded guilty
murder in Orange
Court Monday and
was sentenced to 14
years in prison.
At his arraign
ment March 17, the
former truck driver
entered a not guilty
plea to first-degree
murder charges. But
four months before
his case was sched
uled to go to trial,
Goble, 29, pleaded
guilty to a lesser
charge as part of a
GOBLE will spend 60
years in a Tennessee
prison before serving
time for Sherry
plea-bargain arrangement, District Attor
ney Carl Fox said.
Fox said he was willing to plea bargain
because of the state’s weak medical evi
dence. “The evidence from the first medi
cal examiner’s report indicated (Mansur)
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Chapel Hill police
recovered 67 grams of
crack cocaine in two drug
busts last week. Page 2
the guidelines. Schools would be given
financial incentives to do a good job fulfill
ing the goals set down by the guidelines.
In her 10-page response to the guide
lines, Faculty Council Chairwoman Jane
Brown stressed that the plan would not
take each school’s differences into account.
“System-wide comparisons make little
sense, even in regards to undergraduate
education, because of the size and radi
cally different missions of each of the 16
campuses in the system,” Brown states in
her response to the UNC-system General
Brown particularly objects to guidelines
that would reward schools for increasing
faculty teaching loads. She argues that the
legislation calling for the guidelines asks
the system to reward teaching loads, not to
require that the loads be increased. Fur
Additions and Renovations to Finley Golf Course
the proposed changes
that will be made to |l Ittj fkl
SOUHCES: SUPERINTENDENT ROSS FOWLER AND ARCHITECT IOHN B. LAFOY
could have died from cocaine poisoning,"
In his statement to authorities, Goble
said he met Mansur, a Goldsboro native
who was living in Maryland, at an Inter
state-95 truck stop in Virginia. He said he
picked her up, had sexual intercourse with
her and strangled her after he found her
Goble told authorities that Mansur died
in Orange County close to where interstates
85 and 40 merge. Mansur’s body was dis
covered in Guilford County.
Fox said the defense could present two
different scenarios to the jury. “The jury
could go either way,” he said.
He pointed out that the report was not
the defense’s evidence but the state’s own
evidence. Fox said he first knew of the
report more thanayear ago in March 1995.
Williams said there had been much dis
cussion about reducing the charges against
Goble. Williams said. “Once all parties
agreed on what should be done, a decision
was made to do it.”
Goble’s trial was originally set for Au
gust. Williams said the parties involved
decided not to wait until the trial date to
settle the case. Fox said the case was not
placed on the docket until Monday.
Goble currently is serving two consecu
tive life sentences in Tennessee for stran
gling two known or suspected prostitutes
he met at truck stops. He will serve at least
60 years in prison there before he begins
the 14-year term for Mansur’s death.
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thermore, she writes that good teaching
occurs in independent study classes and
honors thesis classes, which are not calcu
lated into a professor’s teaching load.
The guidelines put too much emphasis
on the quantity of teaching, and not enough
on its quality, Brown writes.
Brown also wrote that she was con
cerned the plan would focus too much on
undergraduate education and neglect other
parts of UNC-Chapel Hill’s mission. “As
one of only two universities designated as
Research Universities in the UNC system,
UNC-Chapel Hill is committed to and
required to do much more.”
Brown’s response was written after the
Executive Committee of the Faculty Coun
cil discussed the proposal with the Chief of
Staff Elson Floyd.
The Board of Governors’ Committee
Former Tar Heel Arrested for Misdemeanor Assault
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
DURHAM —Former Tar Heel basket
ball center Rasheed Wallace, now a rookie
forward with the Washington Bullets, was
arrested over the weekend in North Caro
lina and charged with misdemeanor as
The NBA team’s top draft pick, who is
sidelined with a broken left thumb, was
arrested Sunday and charged after alleg
edly failing to obey a restraining order filed
against him by Chiquita Bryant, police
Bryant is Wallace’s ex-girlfriend and
Duke Students to Protest Police Conduct at Great Hall Party
■ About 50 Duke students
will gather in front of the
University Police Station
today at 12:30 p.m.
BY LILLIE CRATON
Duke University students who say that
University police refused to assist students
who were being assaulted at a Great Hall
party held on March 30 will protest in front
of the University Police station today.
Violence broke out at the party, spon
sored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.,
despite August 1995 revisions in the Caro
lina Union Late-Night Party Policy de
signed to increase safety at Great Hall
patties, said UNC Chief of Police Don
onEducational Planning, Politics and Pro
grams will meet Thursday to consider the
guidelines. The committee will not discuss
the entire text of the new accountability
system; it will only address undergraduate
teaching and incentives.
If the committee, which will meet at
2:15 p.m. in the General Administration
building, approves theteachingguidelines,
the BOG will consider them Friday.
Gary Barnes, General Administration
associate vice president for planning, who
helped craft the guidelines, responded to
criticism of the plan by saying, “this is only
“We haven’t gone through the process
of getting campus opinion yet,” Barnes
said. He said the committee plans to revise
the current draft, considering criticism and
suggestions from the faculty.
mother of his son
“It was just an
Rasheed and the
mother of his child
regarding some visi
said Monday night
before the Bullets’
will go to court May 7.
The protest will occur at 12:30 p.m.,
and at least 50 Duke students will partici
pate, said Milan Selassie, a Duke Student
who attended the party.
“We want to send a message to students
to take action when there is a perceived
injustice by those whose responsibility it is
to protect the public,” Selassie said.
University Police are investigating the
allegations by the Duke students, Gold
“Yes, we are investigating,” Gold said.
“The decision we make with regards to
that investigation will be given to the com
Selassie said that because University
Police refused to help, a man was severely
beaten, a woman was almost assaulted and
another man was surrounded by a mob.
According to a letter signed by Duke
100 people gathered in
front of South Building on
Monday. Page 2
Harvey Gantt, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, emphasized the
importance of education to about 150 people in Union 224 on Monday night.
Gantt Lures Students
With Tax Cut Promise
BY JENNIFER M. WILSON
U.S. Senate hopeful Harvey Gantt may
have found a miracle cure for voter apathy
about the Senate race by appealing directly
to a group many politicians ignore col
bers crowded into a Student Union room
Monday to hear Gantt’s proposal for less
ening the financial burden of college tu
ition, one of the most pressing issues in
nearly every college student’s life.
Gantt’s said his own version of the “Con
tract with America” aims to prepare chil
dren for school before they enter kinder
garten and to make college education af
fordable for students who are ready and
willing to work for it.
“If you work hard and put in time and
effort to expand yourself, this country is
behind you all the way, ” Gantt said. “This
election is about you your ability to go
to school and stay there as long as you
His proposed program would benefit
college students through tax deductions to
game against Miami at the US Air Arena in
Strickland said he would recommend
that Wallace not speak to the media about
Wallace watched Monday’s game in
The 6-foot-10 Wallace is scheduled to
make a court appearance May 7.
However, Strickland said he expected
the couple to reach an understanding be
At UNC, Wallace became the school’s
all-time leader in field goal percentage (.635)
student Jamal Adams, a group of people
who had been turned away from the party
because of overcrowding threatened sev
eral Duke students standing outside. The
crowd soon “began to attempt physical
assaults” on the Duke students, the letter
The five or six officers standing inside
the Great Hall made no effort to break up
the fight, the letter states.
According to the letter, a woman from
Duke was “nearly assaulted” by a group of
10 to 15 men. When the woman sought
help from the officers inside the Great
Hall, an officer said she would have to stay
outside because the party was over capac
ity. The officer then pushed her back into
Selassie said the officer threatened the
woman with mace.
“(The officer) opened the door of the
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help families afford college tuition, protec
tion for federal student loans against bud
get cuts, increased funding for Pell Grants
and expansion of college work-study pro
“In return, what you give this country is
an educated work force unlike any the
world has ever seen,” Gantt said. “We are
competing in a global age, and America
has to be a leader.”
Middle-class families with incomes of
less than $120,000 would be eligible for
Gantt’s proposed educational tax deduc
tion. The amount of the deduction would
be based on a sliding scale, offering up to
SIO,OOO. Gantt said the tax cut would en
able one million more students to attend
He also said the average college gradu
ate earned about $12,000 more per year
than a person without a college degree. His
proposal would increase the gross domes
tic product by 12 to 25 percent, Gantt said.
Funding for the proposed education tax
cut would be generated by cutting military
programs, he said.
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and sixth in career blocked shots (156). As
a sophomore in 1994-95, he averaged 16.6
points, 8.2 rebounds and was a second
team AP All-America selection before
making himself eligible for the NBA draft.
Wallace, who had started 51 games
withtheßullets, broke his thumb two weeks
ago in Washington’s 111-108 overtime loss
to Orlando. The No. 4 overall pick in the
1995 NBA draft was averaging 10 points
and 4.6 rebounds a game.
Wallace was placed on the injured list
March 25 and is expected to miss the re
mainder of the season.
Great Hall with mace held at eye level,”
When bystanders intervened to break
up the fight, the Duke students left the
area, Selassie said. None of the students
Adams, who sent a letter of complaint
to University Police last week, said Sun
day he was upset the officers did not assist
“Frankly, I am very angry,” he said.
“It’s really a shame to think that, had (the
fight) not been broken up, I could have
been very hurt, and so could friends of
Gold said he was very concerned about
the allegations. “We take these types of
things very seriously,” he said.
The design of the Student Union often
See GREAT HAIL, Page 4